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Tunbridge Wells: Aldi plans to open in Eridge Road just after Poundland launches new store in Grosvenor Road

Supermarket chain Aldi could be moving into Tunbridge Wells.

The budget store intends set up shop on a vacant site in Eridge Road, behind the Esso service station.

In its pre-application letter, Aldi said a full plan for the the supermarket, and an 80 space car park, should be submitted Tunbridge Wells Borough Council before the end of the year.

Aldi is hiring apprentices
Aldi is hiring apprentices

Two neighbouring buildings would need to be demolished as part of construction.

The firm's letter was published on the council's website last week, just days before the launch of the town's new Poundland store - which will open its doors in Grosvenor Road tomorrow.

Earlier this year people in the town expressed mixed views about Poundland's plans to move in, with many saying a more "up-market" Waitrose store would be more appropriate.

But 974 of 1,309 people who took our poll in April said they thought Poundland was right to move into the area.

A further poll asked readers to choose between Waitrose and Poundland for the Grosvenor Road site. Out of 761 votes, 444 chose Poundland.

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